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I don't wish to be rude but how heavy are you? Back in the 1950s my father owned an Autocycle (that's a heavy duty bicycle with a 98cc or a 50 cc engine) The cups and cones were always giving trouble and he blamed this on the extra weight caused by the engine. I would suspect that flaking or spalling of the race-ways might be due the lack of preload. ...
If you over tighten the nut it will squash the bearing cage and damage the axel if your not careful ie new wheel
It is rare for a bike bearing to suddenly seize. Even a bearing "run dry" or exposed to saltwater or whatever will generally just get rough and squeaky. In order to seize you generally have one of two things: (Rare) A fragment of something -- sand, a sliver of metal, etc -- gets in between the balls in the bearing, causing them to lock. (Common) The ...
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